Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Again Sabrina, Jose, Martin, Javy and Mayra's soccer team won in the tournament last night to advance to the championship game on Thursday.
While I was cooking supper the Bubbas were bringing in my plants from the front porch while Sonny was bringing in the heavy ficus trees and various large palms.
Daniel walked in with some smart remark about how we could always tell when cold weather was coming because Mom would jungle up the house. We just started piling the plants on the counter while I try and figure out where to incorporate another hundred plants throughout an already full rain forest.
At the beginning of this soccer season the rec coaches were told that 2 of them would have to take teams that had 5 sibs and 6 sibs on it, kids who'd never played rec leagues before. Two brave coaches took on the unknown and I'm certainly grateful.
The youngest teams that included CW, Lily, Chuy, Paloma, Jojo and Allen was undefeated the entire season. What my kids lacked in skills and experience was made up by pure aggression and absolute determination to win.
The older team is in the playoff tournament. Younger teams don't have a tournament.
Next year the other coaches, who certainly noticed the pugnacious brothers and sisters, will all want to have them on their teams. I dearly hope that Coach Tom and Coach Glenn will again get the kids as I feel they taught my kids to be winners and great players.